Exam Prep Courses

NSH offers online self paced courses to help you prepare for the Board of Certification exams.

Certification Prep Courses

HT Prep Course

The NSH HT Exam Prep Course is designed for students that are studying for the HT certification exam. It is especially beneficial to those that are taking the exam through the on-the-job training route. The course will include exam content, study material and resources available to help with the studying process. The course will also explain the concept of computer adaptive testing and time will be spent discussing exam taking strategies. Review topics include Fixation, Processing, Microtomy, Staining, Special Stains Immunohistochemistry and Lab Math. 


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HTL Prep Course

This course is designed as an add on module to the HT Prep Course - it’s focus are specific topics covered on the HTL certification exam. It is especially helpful for those that are taking the exam through the on-the-job training route. Discussion will include exam content, study material and resources available to help with the studying process. The course will also explain the concept of computer adaptive testing and time will be spent discussing exam taking strategies. Review topics include Advanced Immunohistochemistry, Electron Microscopy, Enzyme Histochemistry and Education Methodology.

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HT/HTL Prep Course Package

Attendees can purchase both the HT & HTL course as a package for a discount.

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Qualification Prep Courses

QIHC Prep Course

The NSH QIHC Prep Course is intended to provide participants with an overview of the principles and practices of immunohistochemistry in an effort to comprehensively prepare them for the ASCP’s QIHC examination. The course covers the topic areas outlined by the ASCP’s published exam topic outline, and offers suggestions for not only trying to meet the minimum requirements, but also become knowledgeable enough to be truly ‘qualified’.

Every effort is made to address all of the technical aspects of the aforementioned procedures, including coverage of the underlying science of IHC, heat- and digestion-induced ‘retrieval techniques, various ‘quenching and ‘blocking’ procedures, commonly employed detection methods, regulatory requirements for procedure validation, quality control, troubleshooting, and use of automated staining systems.


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QLS Prep Course

Histology is stated to be one of the most dangerous jobs known. This NSH Qualification in Laboratory Safety (QLS) prep course contains 5 content modules that mirror the topic outline as published by the American Society for Clinical Pathology: Laboratory Safety: Management, General Safety, Chemical Safety, Biohazard Control, and Physical Environment and aims to provide important safety information.

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